Amir thanks officials for finishing project in record time
KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir’s patronage of the opening of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center is a testament to his unbridled support of national culture and arts, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said yesterday.
Sheikh Salman, who is also President of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), said that the center is a milestone in the nation’s history and is part of efforts to usher in Kuwait as the “Capital of Islamic Culture 2016.”
Moreover, on the opening of the new cultural center, he said that it is a watershed moment that will induce a cultural boom, thanks to strenuous efforts by His Highness the Amir. He also described the center as a catalyst that will help catapult Kuwait into cultural prominence.
The Minister of Information also noted that the center is a glaring landmark befitting lofty contributions made by the people of the nation, while it serves as further affirmation of the country’s leadership’s belief in culture as a pillar of society. On the edifice itself, he said that it stretches on 214,000 square meters with three stages, in addition to musical and exhibition centers.
Sheikh Salman thanked His Highness the Amir for inaugurating the center, which he described as a bastion of culture and arts that will go a long way to enhance Kuwait’s cultural ties with other Gulf and Arab nations.
Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa, Amiri Diwan Advisor Mohammad Abdullah Abo Al-Hassan, Amiri Diwan Undersecretary Ibrahim Mohammad Al-Shatti, head of Amiri protocols department Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah and head of the Amiri Diwan’s Financial and Administrative Affairs Abdulaziz Ishaq for their efforts for carrying out Sheikh Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in record time.
His Highness the Amir referred to the excellent preparations for the inauguration ceremony with wonderful paintings. His Highness the Amir said that the center would boost and complete artistic, cultural and intellectual march of the dear homeland, adding that it would form a cultural and tourist landmark that attracts citizens, expats and visitors as well.
His Highness the Amir wished every success for all people and prosperity and progress for the dear homeland. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to the officials. – KUNA